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Arkoff, Samuel Z. 1918-2001

Overview
Works: 159 works in 304 publications in 2 languages and 6,121 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Action and adventure films  Film adaptations  Science fiction films  Horror films  Comedy films  Beach party films  Blaxploitation films  Musical films  Romantic comedy films 
Roles: Producer, pre, Production personnel, Author, Director
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Samuel Z Arkoff
Wuthering Heights by William Wyler( Visual )

15 editions published between 1970 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the late 18th century, Mr. Earnshaw returns to his home, Wuthering Heights, with a young orphan named Heathcliff. Initially, Earnshaw's children, Cathy and Hindley, are unreceptive to the untamed urchin but in time the inevitable happens-- Cathy and Heathcliff fall in love
Edgar Allan Poe's House of Usher( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of the last member of the Usher family who is obsessed by generations of evil as he prepares to meet his death
Coffy by Jack Hill( Visual )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coffy (Pam Grier) is a nurse turned avenger, becoming a one-woman, anti-drug vigilante who roots out the dealers who "turned on" her 11-year-old sister. This violent, sexy drama is a variation on urban vigilante flicks, where family members fight crime more effectively than the cops, and in much more provocative ways
House of Usher ; The pit and the pendulum( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pit and the pendulum: A young man's search for the truth of his sister's death uncovers a bizarre and ghastly secret in her Spanish husband's castle
Beach blanket bingo( Visual )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beach blanket bingo. Singing sensation Sugar Kane parachutes onto the beach in a rigged publicity stunt, and Frankie, Dee Dee and the gang decide to take sky diving lessons -- How to stuff a wild bikini. Continuing antics of Frankie and Dee Dee. When Frankie goes into the reserves, he fears Ricky will steal Dee Dee away, so with the help of a witch doctor he sends sea beauty Cassandra as a distraction
Boxcar Bertha by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the 1930's, a homeless woman and an union organizer team up on a crime spree to get revenge from a railroad company
Beach party( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bikini beach: Millionaire Harvey Huntington Honeywagon III tries to prove to his colleague Vivian Clements that his chimp, Clyde, is more intelligent than the average American teenagers. Meanwhile Dee Dee is torn between Frankie and British recording star, the Potato Bug. Eric Von Zipper shows up to aid Harvey's anti-teen campaign
Blacula by William Crain( Visual )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of voodoo power versus vampire fury when a crazed member of a voodoo cult unwittingly summons the true prince of darkness, Dracula's bloodbrother, from his eternal grave
The comedy of terrors The raven by Jacques Tourneur( Visual )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy of Terrors: The Hinchley and Trumbull Funeral Parlor is on the verge of financial ruin. Hinchley, 92 years old and senile, had entrusted the business to his lazy, drunken son-in-law, Trumbull. To make matters worse, their landlord is now threatening to evict them. Forced to act, Trumbull devises a murderous scheme that will drum up new "customers" and pay back his landlord at the same time
Fireball 500( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thunder Alley: Stock car racer Tommy Callahan is forced to join Pete Madsen's thrill circus after his blackouts cause a fatal accident and he gets thrown off the circuit. He shows Pete's daughter Francie and her boyfriend Eddie Sands everything he knows about driving. Eddie takes up with Tommy's girl Annie Blaine after winning the first time out. They become fierce rivals by the next race, during which Tommy remembers driving over his brother with a go-kart and Eddie hits the wall
Wild in the streets( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wild in the streets: When 15 year olds are given the right to vote, they elect a rock star as president and take over the government enforcing mandatory retirement at age 30
The born losers( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mysterious "half-Indian/half-white ex-Green Beret" Billy Jack single-handedly battles a rampaging bunch of rough bikers in a sleepy little California community
Dressed to kill by Brian De Palma( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At once tongue in cheek and scary as hell, Dressed to Kill revolves around the grisly murder of a woman in Manhattan and how her psychiatrist, her brainiac teenage son, and the prostitute who witnessed the crime try to piece together what happened while the killer remains at large"--Container
The island of Dr. Moreau by Don Taylor( Visual )

2 editions published between 1977 and 2001 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Moreau is brilliant geneticist on the brink of superseding evolution. When a U.N. diplomat visits the island laboratory he discovers experiments turning animal life forms into human-like beasts. The beasts revolt, threatening not only the island but ultimately all mankind
The tomb of Ligeia by Roger Corman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tomb of Ligeia is the story of a dead wife who comes back as a ferocious cat on a deadly game of cat and mouse with her husband's new wife. An evening of Edgar Allan Poe features Vincent Price narrating four of Edgar Allan Poe's most horrifying classics including "The tell tale heart," "The sphinx," "The cask of Amontillado' and "The pit and the pendulum."
Cooley High( Visual )

4 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cochise, Preach (Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs & Glynn Turman), Pooter et leurs copains sont élèves au Collège Cooley, à Chicago. Pour eux, c'est le temps des filles, des sorties en bande, des boums et des bagarres".--Site www.afro-style.com, consulté le 5 octobre 2015
After sunset the life and times of the drive-in theater( Visual )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the subtitle implies, the history of drive-in movie theaters in the United States, chronicling their rise and subsequent fall
Mad Max by George Miller( Visual )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the ravaged near future, a savage motorcycle gang rules the road. Terrorizing innocent civilians while tearing up the streets, the ruthless gang laughs in the face of a police force hell-bent on stopping them. But they underestimate one officer: Max Rockatansky. And when the bikers brutalize Max's best friend and family, they send him into a mad frenzy that leaves him with only revenge to live for
Cotton comes to Harlem Hell up in Harlem( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains two feature films including "Cotton Comes to Harlem," about a couple of detectives who investigate a minister's charity campaign; and "Hell Up in Harlem," about a man who is hunted by the mob after he discovers a ledger with the names of every crooked police officer and public official on the mob's payroll
Bucket of blood( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walter Paisley, a strange little busboy at a beatnik coffeehouse, seeks love and acceptance from the poets and artist he serves by becoming a "sculptor". When his more than life-like creations are declared masterpieces, fame and fortune follow until the horrible truth behind his work is revealed
 
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Alternative Names
Arkoff, Sam

Arkoff, Samuel Z.

Arkoff, Samuel Z. 1918-2001

Samuel Z. Arkoff Amerikaans filmproducent (1918-2001)

Samuel Z. Arkoff amerykański producent filmowy

Samuel Z. Arkoff producteur de films américaine

Samuel Z. Arkoff produttore cinematografico statunitense

Samuel Z. Arkoff US-amerikanischer Filmproduzent

Аркофф, Сэмюэл Закари

ساموئل زد. آرکوف تهیه‌کننده آمریکایی

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